Tiny Nanotechnology Tools for Water Remediation
Pages : 966-970
Nanotechnology is being involved in synthesis, characterization & applications of engineered devices and structures on the scale of nanometer, a point where alteration in bulk material properties arises due to quantum mechanical effects. Green Nanotechnology involves developing products that benefit the environment either directly or indirectly and offers the potential of novel nanomaterials for the treatment of surface water, groundwater and wastewater contaminated by toxic metal ions, organic and inorganic solutes and microorganisms. Due to their unique activity nanoscale particles increases the efficiency to absorb the contaminants and is comparatively inexpensive compared to traditional precipitation and filtration methods. The paper highlights that nanotechnology offers great promise for delivering new and improved remediation technologies to clean up the environment.
Keywords: Green Nanotechnology, Nanomaterial, Nanofilteration, Water Remediation
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.3,No.3(Aug- 2013)